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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 372 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria and sadly, 14 more people have died from the virus - one man in his 20s, three women and two men in their 80s and four women and four men in their 90s.

12 of the 14 deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care. 

Of the cases reported today, 87 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 285 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 7,877 active cases and a total of 16,234 cases detected overall. There’s 659 people in hospital, 41 are in ICU.

Currently 2,034 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 1,188 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 81 active cases in Monash – a decrease of 4 cases since yesterday. We’ve seen a total of 216 total cases. 61 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. This data is current as at 13 August. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home during exercise and essential shopping.

Postcode breakdown of active cases as at 13 August:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (0) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+1)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (0)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10 (0)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 15 (0)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 7 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 15 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 5 (0)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 76 (-1)
Knox – 65 (-2)
Maroondah – 48 (+4)
Greater Dandenong – 206 (+8)
Stonnington – 72 (-3)
Glen Eira – 65 (-3)
Boroondara –  67 (0)
Kingston – 121 (-2)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (917), Brimbank (876), Hume (566), Whittlesea (540) Melton (505), and Moreland (406).

Premier Daniel Andrews announced an additional $14.3 million to reach out to more culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians and ensure they get the support they need, when they need it. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-multicultural-communities

The factsheet on “Who can get free face masks in Victoria” explains who can get the free masks, what type of masks you can get, when it will be available, and where you can get the free masks. 
You can access this and other information at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-people-disability-coronavirus-disease-covid-19#face-masks 

Victorian businesses doing it tough will receive more help in dealing with the stress and emotional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through a new Victorian Government wellbeing initiative. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/mental-health-support-business-owners-and-workers

Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and that even those who recover can be left with long-term consequences. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stories-coronavirus-survivors

The State Government announced more support for mental health. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
All kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
Every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed until further notice. Our Waste Transfer Station has also closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
  
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

 Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-14-august-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 278 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria and eight more people have died from the virus - one woman in her 50's, two men in their 70's, two women and two men in their 80's and one man his 90's.

Four of the eight deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care.

Of the cases reported today, 64 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 214 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 7,866 active cases and a total of 5,863 cases detected overall. There’s 664 people in hospital, 37 are in ICU.

Currently 2018 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 1140 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 85 active cases in Monash – no increase in cases from yesterday. We’ve seen a total of 213 total cases. 61 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. This data is current as at 13 August. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home during exercise and essential shopping.

Postcode breakdown of active cases as at 12 August:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (0) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+1)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (0)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10 (0)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 15 (0)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 7 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 15 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 5 (0)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 77 (0)
Knox – 6 7(-3)
Maroondah – 44 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 198 (+1)
Stonnington – 75 (+1)
Glen Eira – 68 (+2)
Boroondara –  67 (+1)
Kingston – 123 (0)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (913), Brimbank (886), Hume (570), Whittlesea (553) Melton (504), and Moreland (394).

The factsheet on “Who can get free face masks in Victoria” explains who can get the free masks, what type of masks you can get, when it will be available, and where you can get the free masks. 
You can access this and other information at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-people-disability-coronavirus-disease-covid-19#face-masks 

Victorian businesses doing it tough will receive more help in dealing with the stress and emotional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through a new Victorian Government wellbeing initiative. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/mental-health-support-business-owners-and-workers

Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and that even those who recover can be left with long-term consequences. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stories-coronavirus-survivors

The State Government announced more support for mental health. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
All kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed until further notice. Our Waste Transfer Station has also closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
  
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

 Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-13-august-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 410 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria and tragically, 21 more people have died from the virus - two women in their 70’s, one man in his 70’s, six women in their 80’s, five men in their 80’s, one woman in her 90’s, five men in their 90’s and one woman in her 100’s.

Of the cases reported today, 72 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 338 are under investigation.  

As of today, Victoria has 7,887 active cases and a total of 15,646 cases detected overall. There’s 662 people in hospital, 43 are in ICU.

Currently 1,932 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 1,079 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 85 active cases in Monash, which is a decrease of 4 cases since yesterday. We’ve seen a total of 210 total cases. 60 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. This data is up until 11 August, with DHHS releasing each day’s data at night. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home during exercise and essential shopping.

Postcode breakdown of active cases as at 11 August (compared with the previous data we had access to from 6 August):

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (0) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 14 (-1)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 19 (-1)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10 (+1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 18 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 7 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 15 (-4)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7 (-1)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 77 (+3)
Knox – 70 (+4)
Maroondah – 42 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 197 (-4)
Stonnington – 74 (+3)
Glen Eira – 66 (-1)
Boroondara –  66 (-1)
Kingston – 123 (+5)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (929), Brimbank (893), Hume (570), Whittlesea (548) Melton (501), and Moreland (396).

Victorian businesses doing it tough will receive more help in dealing with the stress and emotional impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through a new Victorian Government wellbeing initiative. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/mental-health-support-business-owners-and-workers

Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and that even those who recover can be left with long-term consequences. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stories-coronavirus-survivors

The State Government announced more support for mental health. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
Last week it was announced that all kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed until further notice. Our Waste Transfer Station has also closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
  
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

 Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-12-august-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 331 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria and tragically, 19 more people have died from the virus - one woman in her 50s, one man in his 70s, six women and four men in their 80s and four women and three men in their 90s.

Of the cases reported today, 91 of the new cases are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 240 are under investigation.  

As of today, Victoria has 7880 active cases and a total of 15,251 cases detected overall. There’s 650 people in hospital, 43 are in ICU.

Currently 1838 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 1097 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 89 active cases in Monash, which is a decrease of 2 cases since yesterday. We’ve seen a total of 207 total cases. 59 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.  Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 6 August has been made available.
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (-3) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+7)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (+4)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 9 (-1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 11 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 19 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 8 (+1)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 74 (+2)
Knox – 66 (+2)
Maroondah – 40 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 201 (+5)
Stonnington – 71 (+7)
Glen Eira – 67 (+2)
Boroondara –  67 (+2)
Kingston – 118 (+14)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (915), Brimbank (883), Hume (583), Whittlesea (563) Melton (489), and Moreland (411).

As part of a new State Government campaign, Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and that even those who recover can be left with long-term consequences. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stories-coronavirus-survivors

Yesterday the State Government announced more support for mental health. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
Last week it was announced that all kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed until further notice. Our Waste Transfer Station has also closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
  
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
Every positive coronavirus case and close contact can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-11-august-2020
Our recent Council meeting was a first for the City of Monash. It was before the Stage 4 lockdowns, but I made the call to switch to fully remote meetings instead of the hybrid model we’d previously used.

I had to be in the chamber myself for Goverance reasons, but all other Councillors and staff joined remotely via Zoom. It was a tough meeting to chair, and it felt eerily lonely, but it was a very real reminder of the seriousness of the challenge we’re all facing.

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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 322 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Victoria and tragically, 19 more people have died from the virus. They include one man in his 50s, one woman in her 60s, two men in their 70s, six women in their 80s, one man in his 80s, seven women in their 90s and one man in his 90s. 14 of these cases are linked to aged care outbreaks.
 
Of the cases reported today 32 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 290 are under investigation. 
  
As of today, Victoria has 7,869 active cases and a total of 14,957 cases detected overall. There’s 640 people in hospital, 48 are in ICU.

Currently 1,765 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 1,065 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 91 active cases in Monash, which is a decrease of 6 cases since yesterday. We’ve seen a total of 205 total cases. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 6 August has been made available.
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (-3) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+7)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (+4)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 9 (-1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 11 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 19 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 8 (+1)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 72 (+1)
Knox – 64 (0)
Maroondah – 40 (-4)
Greater Dandenong – 196 (-9)
Stonnington – 64 (+2)
Glen Eira – 65 (-1)
Boroondara –  65 (0)
Kingston – 104 (+7)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (941), Brimbank (877), Hume (585), Whittlesea (563) Melton (482), and Moreland (407).

As part of a new State Government campaign, Victorians are being reminded that coronavirus doesn’t discriminate and that even those who recover can be left with long-term consequences. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stories-coronavirus-survivors

Yesterday the State Government announced more support for mental health. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
Last week it was announced that all kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government has announced an investment of $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed until further notice. Our Waste Transfer Station has also closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
  
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
Every positive coronavirus case and close contact can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-10-august-2020
It’s critically important to stay home whenever you can (we’ve switched to grocery deliveries to avoid shopping) but it’s also critically important to get outside in the fresh air.

Not only is physical activity good for you, it assists with avoiding mental health issues in what is, for all of us, a very stressful time.

We spent half an hour in the sunshine at Caloola Reserve yesterday after a short bike ride - thoroughly enjoyable!
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today there were 394 new cases of COVID-19 reported and tragically, 17 more people have died from the virus. They include two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two men and three women in their 90s. Ten of these cases are linked to aged care outbreaks.
 
Of the cases reported today 49 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 345 are under investigation. 
 
Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. Today the State Government announced an additional $60 million more for mental health support. The package is aimed at proactively reaching people in need and connecting them earlier to community services and also providing new public acute mental health beds. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/fast-tracked-mental-health-support-victorians-need
 
As of today, Victoria has 7854 active cases and a total of 14,659 cases detected overall. There’s 634 people in hospital, 43 are in ICU.

Currently 1748 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 994 active cases are linked to health care workers. 
 
There’s currently 97 active cases in Monash, which is an increase of 2 case since yesterday and there’s been 203 total cases detected. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.
 
There’s been no update today to any cases linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave. The number of cases is 60, as reported yesterday (8 August).

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 6 August has been made available.
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (-3) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+7)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (+4)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 9 (-1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 11 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 19 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 8 (+1)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 71 (+2)
Knox – 64 (+2)
Maroondah – 44 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 205 (-4)
Stonnington – 62 (+2)
Glen Eira – 66 (-3)
Boroondara –  65 (0)
Kingston – 97 (+2)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (878), Wyndham (942), Hume (578), Whittlesea (560) Melton (466), and Moreland (413).
 
Today it was announced all kinder in Victoria will be free for Term 3, and children will be supported to learn from home thanks to a relief package to support early childhood services through the pandemic from the Victorian Government. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/free-kinder-families-through-coronavirus
 
The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic
 
The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme announced yesterday. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19
 
The Federal Government also announced an investment of  $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services
 
The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. 
 
The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will close from 11.59pm tonight. Our Waste Transfer Station will close to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus
 
This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth
 
An infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches
 
You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 
 
If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 
 
Regional Victoria is now under Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 
 
Every positive coronavirus case and close contact can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/
 
The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-09-august-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today there were 466 new cases of COVID-19 reported and sadly, 12 more people have died from the virus. They include a man in his 30s, two men in their 70s, two men and three women in their 80s and four women in their 90s. Six of these 12 cases are linked to aged care outbreaks.

Of the cases reported today 24 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 482 are under investigation. 
Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

Victoria has 7808 active cases and a total of 14,283 overall. There’s 636 people in hospital, 44 are in ICU.

Currently 1688 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 998 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 95 active cases in Monash, 200 in total cases detected, which is an increase of 1 case since yesterday. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

60 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

I’ve got two young kids (preschool) and I absolutely understand the concern about supplies, but the Premier has reassured the community that there’s no need to panic buy food or essential supplies. Supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and local food shops like butchers and fruit and veg shops will remain open. 

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 

It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 6 August has been made available.

Postcode breakdown of active cases:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (-3) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+7)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (+4)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 9 (-1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 11 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 19 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 8 (+1)
Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 69 (+4)
Knox – 62 (+1)
Maroondah – 44 (-3)
Greater Dandenong – 209 (+7)
Stonnington – 60 (-2)
Glen Eira – 69 (-3)
Boroondara –  65 (-4)
Kingston – 95 (+3)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (863), Wyndham (920), Hume (590), Whittlesea (557) Melton (488), and Moreland (404).

The State Government announced significant support for Victorian students, including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic

The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme announced yesterday. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19

The Federal Government also announced an investment of  $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. 

The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will close from 11.59pm tonight. Our Waste Transfer Station will close to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

A new infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Regional Victoria is now under Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case and close contact can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-08-august-2020
I’m a massive fan of chess and, modestly speaking, I’m not that bad at the game. I’ve been waiting for years for April to be old enough to teach. What better time to start than during isolation lockdown; we started with learning how pawns work. She’s a natural!
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today there were 450 new cases of COVID-19 reported and sadly, 11 more people have died from the virus. They include 1 woman in her 50s, 2 men in their 70s, 3 males and 3 females in their 80s and 2 females in their 90s. Seven of those 11 deaths are linked to aged care.

Of the cases reported today 42 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 408 are under investigation. 

Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

As of today, Victoria has 7637 active cases and a total of 13,867 overall. There’s 607 people in hospital, 41 are in ICU.

Currently 1548 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 911 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 94 active cases active cases in Monash, 197 in total cases detected, which is an increase of 8 cases since yesterday’s numbers. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

60 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 

It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 6 August has been made available.

Postcode breakdown of active cases:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 3 (-3) 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 15 (+7)
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 20 (+4)
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6 (0)
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 9 (-1)
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 11 (+7)
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10 (0)
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 19 (+1)
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 8 (+1)

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 65 (-2)
Knox – 61 (+6)
Maroondah – 47 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 202 (+2)
Stonnington – 62 (+1)
Glen Eira – 72 (-2)
Boroondara –  69 (0)
Kingston – 92 (+3)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (849), Wyndham (910), Hume (567), Whittlesea (526) Melton (484), and Moreland (401).

Today the State Government announced significant support for Victorian students including that every single VCE student will be assessed individually for how COVID-19 has impacted them when their ATAR score is calculated. https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-students-through-pandemic

The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme announced yesterday. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19

The Federal Government also announced an investment of  $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. 

The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will close from 11.59pm tonight. Our Waste Transfer Station will close to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

A new infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Regional Victoria is now entering Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case and close contact can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-07-august-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today there were 471 new cases of COVID-19 reported and sadly, 8 more people have died from the virus. They include 2 men in their 60s, 3 men and 2 women in their 80s and 1 woman in her 90s. Four of those cases are linked to aged care.

Of the cases reported today 81 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 390 are under investigation. 

Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 
As of today, Victoria has 7449 active cases and a total of 13,469 overall. There’s 575 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU.

Currently 1435 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 810 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 86 active cases active cases in Monash, 188 in total, which is an increase of 1 case since yesterday’s numbers. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

59 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 

It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 31 July has been made available.

Postcode breakdown of active cases:
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 63 (-3)
Knox – 55 (+5)
Maroondah – 47 (-1)
Greater Dandenong – 200 (+7)
Stonnington – 61 (+2)
Glen Eira – 74 (-1)
Boroondara –  69 (-2)
Kingston – 89 (+6)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (813), Wyndham (906), Hume (559), Whittlesea (518) Melton (449), and Moreland (386).

The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme announced yesterday. Read more here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/permitted-worker-scheme-covid-19

The Federal Government also announced an investment of  $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. 

The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre are closed. Our Waste Transfer Station is closed to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

A new infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-6-august-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today’s number of 725 new COVID-19 cases was the highest to date and, sadly, 15 more people have died from the virus. They include a man in his 30s, three men and one woman in their 70s, three men and three women in their 80s and three men and one woman their 90s.

10 of the 15 new deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. 

This is a tragic reminder that we have STAY HOME and do all we can do to drive the transmission of the virus down so we keep others in the community safe, as well as our loved ones.  
Of the cases reported today 164 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 561 are under investigation. 

I know this is an anxious time for many of you and we are here for you. Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

As of today, Victoria has 7,227 active cases and a total of 13,035 overall. 

There’s 538 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU. Currently 1435 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 729 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 85 active cases active cases in Monash, 183 in total, which is an increase of 6 cases since yesterday’s numbers. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

57 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 

It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.

Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 31 July has been made available.

Postcode breakdown of active cases:

3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7

Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 66 (+1)
Knox – 50 (+2)
Maroondah – 48 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 193 (+7)
Stonnington – 59 (+6)
Glen Eira – 75 (+9)
Boroondara – 71 (+1)
Kingston – 83 (+3)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (791), Wyndham (860), Hume (528), Whittlesea (509) Melton (434), and Moreland (394).

The Premier announced some changes to access to childcare. The new Access to Childcare Permit will sit alongside the Permitted Worker Scheme announced yesterday. Read more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/childcare-and-kinder-access-permitted-workers

The Federal Government also announced an investment of  $33 million so childcare services remain open for vulnerable families and permitted workers, while helping Victorian parents keep their child’s enrolment while they must keep their child at home. More info here: https://ministers.dese.gov.au/morrison/support-victorian-families-childcare-workers-and-services

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. 

The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will close from 11.59pm tonight. Our Waste Transfer Station will close to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

A new infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Regional Victoria is now entering Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-5-august-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Another tough Day for Victorians with more deaths from this virus. Unbelievably, we also heard that, of the 3000 door knocks conducted by the ADF to homes of people self-isolating due to a positive COVID result or being a close contact of a positive case, in more than 800 of those properties the person meant to be isolating was not home. 

That’s why people self-isolating will now no longer be able to exercise outside their home. And also from today, a new infringement offence for a breach of the CHO directions has been introduced to target those people who are failing to self-isolate after testing positive to coronavirus or being identified as a close contact. More information here:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/stay-home-new-crackdown-isolation-breaches

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

With two young pre-school children, I fully understand the concern about supplies but we have continuously been advised that there is no reason to stock pile goods. Please think about other people and only buy what you actually need.

The Stage 4 restrictions require us to make significant changes to some of our services. Our Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will close from 11.59pm on 5 August. 

Our Waste Transfer Station will close to the public, and will only be open to Commercial operators for limited hours. 

To find out what Council services are open and closed during the Stage 4 restrictions go to our website: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Our-services-during-coronavirus

There’s been 439 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these cases 63 are linked to outbreaks or complex cases and 376 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 6706 active cases and a total of 12,335 overall. There’s 456 people in hospital, 38 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 11 further deaths reported since yesterday, all connected to aged care. They include a man in his 70s, one man and three females in their 80s, two males and three females in their 90s and one woman in her 100s.

Currently 1186 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 731 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s currently 79 active cases active cases in Monash, 174 in total, which is an increase of 1 case since yesterday’s numbers. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

37 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.
 
Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 31 July has been made available.
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:
 
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7
 
Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 65 (0)
Knox – 48 (+2)
Maroondah – 48 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 186 (+3)
Stonnington – 53 (0)
Glen Eira – 66 (+4)
Boroondara – 70 (+1)
Kingston – 80 (+13)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (749), Wyndham (766), Hume (491), Whittlesea (464) Melton (404), and Moreland (376).

The Premier announced the changes to business during this Stage 4 restriction period. There will be more announcements this week about essential work and other supports for businesses. Read his statement here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/premiers-statement-business-restrictions

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

Regional Victoria is now entering Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-4-august-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

The Premier announced the changes to business during this Stage 4 restriction period. There will be more announcements this week about essential work and other supports for businesses. Read his statement here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/premiers-statement-business-restrictions

I’ve got two young kids (preschool) and I absolutely understand the concern about supplies, but the Premier has reassured the community that there’s no need to panic buy food or essential supplies. Supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and local food shops like butchers and fruit and veg shops will remain open. 

The State Government has declared a State of Disaster for six weeks, until 13 September. A curfew is in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced introducing a 5km boundary around your home. Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

There’s been 429 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these cases 36 are linked to outbreaks and 393 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 6489 active cases and a total of 11,937 overall. There’s 416 people in hospital, 35 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 13 further deaths reported since yesterday – 8 of these deaths are linked to aged care outbreaks.  The deaths are a man in his 60s, two men and a woman in their 70s, two men in their 80s and five women and two men in their 90s.

Currently 1089 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 706 active cases are linked to health care workers.

There’s been an increase of 5 cases in Monash and we now have 84 active cases, 173 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

36 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

Other cases have been detected in aged care including at Estia Health Aged Care Facility in Glen Waverley. No information on how many cases is available.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.
 
Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. Only data up to 31 July has been made available.
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:
 
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7
 
Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 65 (-1)
Knox – 46 (+1)
Maroondah – 47 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 183 (+7)
Stonnington – 53 (-1)
Glen Eira – 62 (+4)
Boroondara – 69 (+8)
Kingston – 67 (+8)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (749), Wyndham (744), Hume (488), Whittlesea (452) Melton (399), and Moreland (369).

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Regional Victoria is now entering Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-3-august-2020
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today is a tough day for us Victorians. The State Government has declared a State of Disaster from 6pm tonight for six weeks, until 13 September. From today a curfew will be in place from 8pm until 5am every day for six weeks. Stage 4 restrictions have also been announced from tonight, introducing a 5km boundary around your home for shopping or exercise. 

I know this will be difficult for us all, but there’s comfort in knowing this is something we are all going through together. Please look out for one another and reach out to the services available if you or someone you know are in need of help. 

You can view the update to restrictions here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions 

There’s been 671 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 73 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 598 are under investigation.  

As of today, Victoria has 6,322 active cases and a total of 11,557 overall. There’s 385 people in hospital, 38 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 7 further deaths reported since yesterday –  three women in their 70s, two women in their 80s and one man and one woman in their 90s. Six of these deaths are related to aged care facilities. 

Currently 1,053 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 649 active cases are linked to health care workers.
 
There’s been an increase of 7 cases in Monash and we now have 79 active cases, 165 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

35 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME and under Stage 4, you cannot leave the 5km radius around your home.
 
Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. This data is accurate as at 31 July - new data has not yet been released. 
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:
 
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7
 
Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 66 (+1)
Knox – 45 (+1)
Maroondah – 47 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 176 (+15)
Stonnington – 54 (-3)
Glen Eira – 58 (+4)
Boroondara – 61 (+1)
Kingston – 59 (+4)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (734), Wyndham (728), Hume (497), Whittlesea (455) Melton (390), and Moreland (370).

This is going to be a tough time for many. There are services out there to help you through, such as Lifeline, Beyond Blue, Kids Helpline and more. You can find out more here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/COVID-19-updates-and-information/Support-for-our-community#maintainingmentalhealth

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Regional Victoria is now entering Stage 3 restrictions. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-02-august-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 397 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 37 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 360 are under investigation.  

As of today, Victoria has 5,919 active cases and a total of 10,931 overall. There’s 379 people in hospital, 41 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 3 further deaths reported since yesterday –  a woman in her 90s, and a man and a woman in their 80s. Two of these deaths are related to aged care facilities. 

Currently 1008 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 637 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s been an increase of 5 cases in Monash and we now have 72 active cases, 157 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

33 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

DHHS has released data that breaks down the number of active cases by postcode. 
 
It’s important to note that these postcodes are where people live, not where they contracted the virus. It’s critical that people don’t get lulled in to a false sense of security that some areas are safer than others – they are not. The virus is everywhere and people should always assume that anyone, anywhere is carrying it and protect themselves accordingly in line with advice. The safest thing to do is to STAY HOME. 
 
Below is the postcode breakdown for Monash. Please note that some postcodes fall across Monash and other municipalities. This data is accurate as at 31 July. 
 
Postcode breakdown of active cases:
 
3147 (Ashwood, Ashburton) – 6 
3168 (Clayton, Notting Hill) – 8
3150 (Glen Waverley, Wheelers Hill, Brandon Park) – 16
3166 (Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East) – 6
3149 (Mount Waverley, Pinewood, Syndal) – 10
3170 (Mulgrave, Waverley Gardens) – 4
3148 (Chadstone, Chadstone Centre, Holmesglen, Jordanville) – 10
3125 (Burwood, Bennettswood, Surrey Hills South) – 18
3167 (Oakleigh South) – 7
 
Here are the updated active case numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 65 (+1)
Knox – 44 (+2)
Maroondah – 46 (+3)
Greater Dandenong – 161 (+5)
Stonnington – 57 (+4)
Glen Eira – 54 (+2)
Boroondara – 60 (0)
Kingston – 55 (0)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (684), Wyndham (676), Hume (462), Whittlesea (437) Melton (351), and Moreland (338).

You can view the postcode data for other municipalities here: https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-coronavirus-data-find-the-number-of-active-covid-19-cases-in-your-postcode-20200731-p55hg2.html

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches this weekend, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

New restrictions were announced for regional Victoria this week, including mandatory masks across all of Victoria, and in some regional LGAs you can no longer have visitors at home. You can view the updated restrictions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-announced-30-july-covid-19

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

This week the Premier announced new measures to protect aged care residents, working with the Commonwealth Government. You can find the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-to-protect-our-aged-care-residents/ 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-1-august-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 627 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today –  the second highest number of cases on record for Victoria. Of these new cases 77 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 550 are under investigation. 

As we head into the weekend, please remember to stay home and to wear a mask when leaving for an essential reason. It’s more important than ever for us to keep doing the right thing. 

As of today, Victoria has 5,743 active cases and a total of 10,577 overall. There’s 349 people in hospital, 36 are in ICU.
Sadly there’s been 8 further deaths reported since yesterday –  two men in their 50s, two men and one woman in their 70s and three men in their 80s. Four of these deaths relate to aged care facilities.  

Currently 928 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 614 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s been an increase of 2 cases in Monash and we now have 67 active cases, 152 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

31 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 64 (+4)
Knox – 42 (-2)
Maroondah – 43 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 156 (+12)
Stonnington – 53 (+2)
Glen Eira – 52 (+7)
Boroondara – 60 (+5)
Kingston – 55 (-2)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (671), Brimbank (658), Hume (460), Whittlesea (435) Melton (340), and Moreland (320).

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches this weekend, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

New restrictions were announced for regional Victoria yesterday, including mandatory masks across all of Victoria, and in some regional LGAs you can no longer have visitors at home. You can view the updated restrictions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updated-restrictions-announced-30-july-covid-19

Every positive coronavirus case can now expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

This week the Premier announced new measures to protect aged care residents, working with the Commonwealth Government. You can find the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-to-protect-our-aged-care-residents/ 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-31-july-2020
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 723 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today – Victoria’s highest daily total yet. Of these new cases 64 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 660 are under investigation. I know these numbers are deflating for us Victorians and it’s more important than ever that we support each other through and keep following the rules. 

As of today, Victoria has 5,385 active cases and a total of 9,998 overall. There’s 312 people in hospital, 34 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 13 further deaths reported since yesterday –  three men and three women in their 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two men in their 90s. 10 of these deaths are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities.
 
Currently 877 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 549 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

In recent days a single case in a staff member has been linked to Estia Health Aged Care in Glen Waverley, Australian Unity Campbell Place in Glen Waverley and VMCH Corpus Christi Aged Care in Clayton. 

There’s been an increase of 2 cases in Monash and we now have 65 active cases, 146 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

30 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 60 (+1)
Knox – 44 (+3)
Maroondah – 42 (+4)
Greater Dandenong – 144 (+14)
Stonnington – 51 (+8)
Glen Eira – 45 (+5)
Boroondara – 55 (+4)
Kingston – 57 (+1)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (651), Wyndham (601), Hume (428), Whittlesea (392) Melton (312), and Moreland (302).

Today the Premier announced new restrictions for regional Victoria, including mandatory masks across all of Victoria, and in some regional LGAs you can no longer have visitors at home. You can view the statement here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/statement-premier-30-july-2020

Yesterday it was announced that every positive coronavirus case can expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

This week the Premier announced new measures to protect aged care residents, working with the Commonwealth Government. You can find the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-to-protect-our-aged-care-residents/ 

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

ADF personnel are training with Ambulance Victoria to expand response capabilities. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorias-last-line-of-defence/

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-30-july-2020
“Daddy have you finished your dinner”
“Yep, it was deeeeelicious”
“Yay, can you get the caddy for me please?”

#NewGeneration #FoodRecycling #WasteEducation
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 295 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 34 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 261 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 4,839 active cases and a total of 9,304 overall. There’s 307 people in hospital, 41 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been nine further deaths reported since yesterday –  a man in his 60s, a man in his 70s, three men and two women in their 80s and two women in their 90s. Seven of these are related to aged care facilities. 

Currently 804 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 502 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

A single case in a staff member has been linked to Estia Health Aged Care in Glen Waverley. In the last two days there’s also been a single case in a staff member at Australian Unity Campbell Place in Glen Waverley and VMCH Corpus Christi Aged Care in Clayton. 

There’s been an increase of 4 cases in Monash and we now have 63 active cases, 141 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification.

29 cases have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 59 (+1)
Knox – 41 (+3)
Maroondah – 38 (+5)
Greater Dandenong – 130 (+6)
Stonnington – 43 (-6)
Glen Eira – 40 (+2)
Boroondara – 51 (-7)
Kingston – 56 (-1)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (603), Wyndham (532), Hume (392), Whittlesea (352) Moreland (282) and Melbourne (276). 

Today it was announced that every positive coronavirus case can expect a knock on the door from the public health team and ADF in an effort to ramp up contact tracing. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/going-door-to-door-to-fight-this-deadly-virus/

Yesterday the Premier announced new measures to protect aged care residents, working with the Commonwealth Government. You can find the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-to-protect-our-aged-care-residents/ 

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

ADF personnel are training with Ambulance Victoria to expand response capabilities. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorias-last-line-of-defence/

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-29-july-2020
‪COVID-19 has delivered us all a much needed dose of reality. Perhaps it’s time for us all to reassess our priorities?‬
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 384 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 78 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 306 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 4,775 active cases and a total of 9,049 overall. There’s 260 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU.

Unfortunately there have been six new deaths reported since yesterday –  a man and woman in their 90s, two women and a man in their 80s and a man in his 70s. Fourth of the deaths are linked to aged care facilities. 

Currently 769 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 414 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

A single case in a staff member has been linked Australian Unity Campbell Place in Glen Waverley. Yesterday there was also a single case in a staff member at VMCH Corpus Christi Aged Care in Clayton. 

There’s been an increase of 4 cases in Monash and we now have 59 active cases, 136 in total. Any variation in figures is understood to be part of the contact tracing reclassification. 

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 58 (+1)
Knox – 38 (+2)
Maroondah – 33 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 124 (+25)
Stonnington – 49 (+6)
Glen Eira – 38 (+3)
Boroondara – 58 (+1)
Kingston – 57 (+2)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (571), Wyndham (535), Hume (392), Whittlesea (334) Melbourne (287) and Moreland (274).

Today the Premier announced new measures to protect aged care residents, working with the Commonwealth Government. You can find the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/working-together-to-protect-our-aged-care-residents/ 

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

ADF personnel are training with Ambulance Victoria to expand response capabilities. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorias-last-line-of-defence/

ADF personnel and Authorised Officers will now conduct same day door knocks to follow up positive cases who cannot be contacted by phone or who are refusing to cooperate. You can view the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/same-day-doorknock-for-cases-who-dont-answer-calls/

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-28-july-2020
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 532 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today – Victoria’s biggest day so far. Of these new cases 154 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 378 are under investigation. I know these numbers are deflating for many of us, but it’s important we stay the course and continue to do our part. 

As of today, Victoria has 4,542 active cases and a total of 8,696 overall. There’s 245 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU.

Unfortunately there have been six new deaths reported since yesterday –  a man in his 50s, a woman and a man in their 70s, a woman and a man in their 80s and a woman in her 90s. Five of these were related to aged care facilities. 

Currently 686 active cases are linked to 61 aged care settings and 400 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

A single case in a staff member has been linked to VMCH Corpus Christi Aged Care in Clayton. 

There’s been an increase of 2 cases in Monash and we now have 55 active cases, 130 in total.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 57 (+2)
Knox – 36 (+3)
Maroondah – 31 (+7)
Greater Dandenong – 99 (+12)
Stonnington – 43 (+3)
Glen Eira – 35 (+4)
Boroondara – 57 (+5)
Kingston – 55 (+9)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (526), Wyndham (519, Hume (381), Whittlesea (327) Melbourne (291) and Moreland (265).

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

The Victorian Government is providing one-off payments to financially support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who are required to self-isolate or quarantine due to coronavirus. More here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

ADF personnel are training with Ambulance Victoria to expand response capabilities. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorias-last-line-of-defence/

ADF personnel and Authorised Officers will now conduct same day door knocks to follow up positive cases who cannot be contacted by phone or who are refusing to cooperate. You can view the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/same-day-doorknock-for-cases-who-dont-answer-calls/

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-27-july-2020
Charlie Mizzi was Clayton.

Without a doubt one the most genuine people you could ever meet. He was a tireless advocate for his community and was forever putting the needs of others before himself. At community events, he was the first one to volunteer and often the first to arrive and the last to leave.

But what struck me most about Charlie was his raw and unbridled passion. He was like a dog with a bone and would relentlessly pursue a cause he believed in.

The world needs more people like Charlie, not less. In these challenging times where we can’t give him the send off he deserves, it’s even tougher to say goodbye.

Rest in peace my friend; gone, but never forgotten 😢
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MONASH COVID-19 UPDATE

**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 459 new recorded cases of COVID-19 in Victoria today. Of these new cases 82 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 377 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 4,233 active cases and a total of 8,181 overall. There’s 228 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU.

Sadly there’s been 10 deaths since yesterday – a record number across Australia in any given day. Seven men and three women have died – with seven linked to known aged care outbreaks. Of the women who died, 2 were in their 80s and one in her 70s. Of the men, three were in their 70s, two in their 80s, one if his 60s and one in his 40s. 

This reiterates that this virus does not discriminate based on age. It’s important all of us stay home, wear a mask when in public and continue to follow restrictions. 

Currently 560 active cases are linked to aged care settings and 381 active cases are linked to health care workers. 

There’s been an increase of 4 cases in Monash and we now have 53 active cases, 125 in total.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 55 (+6)
Knox – 33 (+7)
Maroondah – 24 (+4)
Greater Dandenong – 87 (+3)
Stonnington – 40 (+1)
Glen Eira – 31 (+3)
Boroondara – 52 (0)
Kingston – 46 (+4)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Brimbank (515), Wyndham (476), Hume (354), Melbourne (279), Moreland (271) and Whittlesea (262).

If you are concerned about COVID-19 breaches, you can report these to Victoria Police by calling 131 444 or using the online reporting tool: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/palolr 

From tomorrow, ADF personnel will begin training with Ambulance Victoria to expand response capabilities. You can find out more here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorias-last-line-of-defence/

ADF personnel and Authorised Officers will now conduct same day door knocks to follow up positive cases who cannot be contacted by phone or who are refusing to cooperate. You can view the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/same-day-doorknock-for-cases-who-dont-answer-calls/

Workers without sick leave will be entitled to a $300 payment so they can stay home after getting tested for COVID-19 without being financially worse off. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorian-workers-to-get-tested-and-stay-home/

For those who do not have sick leave and test positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, the Victorian Government is offering a one-off $1,500 support payment by calling 1800 675 398. You can find out more about the hardship payment here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-co…
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-26-july-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s been 357 new recorded cases of COVID-19. Of these new cases 37 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 320 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 3,995 active cases and a total of 7,744 overall. There’s 229 people in hospital, 42 are in ICU. 

Sadly there’s been a further 5 deaths since yesterday – four women in their 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s and one man in his 80s. Three of the deaths are linked to aged care facilities. There’s currently 536 active cases linked to 38 separate aged care settings, roughly half are residents and half are staff.

I know this is particularly worrying for those of you who have loved ones in aged care, or if you have a family member who works in aged care. 

There’s been an increase of 6 cases in Monash and we now have 49 active cases, 118 in total.

21 cases have been linked to the Woolworths distributions centre in Mulgrave.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:

Whitehorse – 49 (+4)
Knox – 26 (4)
Maroondah – 20 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 84 (+14)
Stonnington – 39 (3)
Glen Eira – 28 (+1)
Boroondara – 52 (+2)
Kingston – 42 (+4)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (474), Brimbank (481), Hume (338), Melbourne (281), Moreland (238) and Whittlesea (245).

ADF personnel and Authorised Officers will now conduct same day door knocks to follow up positive cases who cannot be contacted by phone or who are refusing to cooperate. You can view the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/same-day-doorknock-for-case…/

Workers without sick leave will be entitled to a $300 payment so they can stay home after getting tested for COVID-19 without being financially worse off. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorian-worker…/

For those who do not have sick leave and test positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, the Victorian Government is offering a one-off $1,500 support payment by calling 1800 675 398. You can find out more about the hardship payment here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/C…/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-co…

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covi…

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-25-july-2020
**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today’s numbers have seen a significant drop from yesterday. There’s been 300 new recorded cases of COVID-19. Of these new cases 51 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 249 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 3,734 active cases and a total of 7,405 overall. There’s 206 people in hospital, 41 are in ICU. Sadly there’s been a further 7 deaths since yesterday – two men and two women aged in their 80s and two men and one woman aged in their 90s. Five of these deaths are linked to aged care settings. 

As we head into the weekend, please remember to stay home, stay safe and to wear a face covering when leaving home. 

There’s been an increase of 2 cases in Monash and we now have 43 active cases, 112 in total.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

Here are the updated numbers for our neighbouring municipalities:
Whitehorse – 45 (-1)
Knox – 22 (0)
Maroondah – 18 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 70 (+16)
Stonnington – 36 (1)
Glen Eira – 27 (+3)
Boroondara – 50 (+1)
Kingston – 38 (+5)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (460), Brimbank (436), Hume (343), Melbourne (263), Moreland (227) and Moonee Valley (207).

The Premier announced today that ADF personnel and Authorised Officers will now conduct same day door knocks to follow up positive cases who cannot be contacted by phone or who are refusing to cooperate. You can view the media release here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/same-day-doorknock-for-cases-who-dont-answer-calls/

It was announced yesterday that workers without sick leave will be entitled to a $300 payment so they can stay home after getting tested for COVID-19 without being financially worse off. More info:  https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorian-workers-to-get-tested-and-stay-home/

For those who do not have sick leave and test positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, the Victorian Government is offering a one-off $1,500 support payment by calling 1800 675 398. You can find out more about the hardship payment here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment 

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-covid-19

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-24-july-2020
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today’s numbers of cases are still high but not as high as yesterday. Today we have 403 new recorded cases of COVID-19. Of these new cases 69 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 334 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 3630 active cases and a total of 7125 overall. There’s 201 people in hospital, 40 are in ICU. Sadly there’s been a further 5 further deaths overnight - a man in his 50s and a man in his 70s that were not linked to known outbreaks.  A woman in her 70s, a man in his 80s and a man in his 90s have also died and these cases are linked to known outbreaks in aged care facilities. 

There’s been an increase of 1 case in Monash and we now have 41 active cases, 109 in total.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities - of note, 21 cases have been linked to Clever Kids Childcare in Ashburton in neighbouring Boroondara. 

Here are the updated numbers:

Whitehorse – 46 (-4)
Knox – 22 (+4)
Maroondah – 17 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 54 (+9)
Stonnington – 35 (0)
Glen Eira – 24 (+3)
Boroondara – 49 (+3)
Kingston – 33 (0)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (439), Brimbank (411), Hume (335), Melbourne (276), Moreland (222) and Moonee Valley (214).

The Premier announced today that workers without sick leave will be entitled to a $300 payment so they can stay home after getting tested for COVID-19 without being financially worse off.  More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-victorian-workers-to-get-tested-and-stay-home/

Remember if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday… 

For people who do not have access to sick leave and test positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, the Victorian Government is offering a one-off $1,500 support payment by calling 1800 675 398. You can find out more about the hardship payment here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/C…/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open 

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-co…

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covi… 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-23-july-2020
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today has been a tough day for Victoria, with 484 new recorded cases of COVID-19 – the largest daily total we have had so far. Of these new cases 97 are connected to outbreaks or complex cases and 387 are under investigation. 

As of today, Victoria has 3,408 active cases. There’s 205 people in hospital, 40 are in ICU. There’s been a further two deaths of two males in their 90s, associated with Aged Care settings. 

There’s been an increase of 3 cases in Monash and we now have 40 active cases, 107 in total.

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:

Whitehorse – 50 (+2)
Knox – 18 (+4)
Maroondah – 15 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 54 (+10)
Stonnington – 35 (-3)
Glen Eira – 21 (+3)
Boroondara – 46 (+3)
Kingston – 33 (+7)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (412), Brimbank (358), Hume (329), Melbourne (275), Moreland (207) and Moonee Valley (206).

Remember from 11.59pm tonight, if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield. More information here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday-22-july  

The Premier announced today that numbers continue to be driven by a delay in people getting tested from when symptoms first show and the lack of self-isolation while waiting for test results to come back. Please, if you are unwell don’t leave your house except to get tested. After getting tested, please go back home and isolate away from others until your results have come back. You can find more information on isolation guidelines here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/self-quarantine-coronavirus-covid-19 

For people who do not have access to sick leave and test positive or are a close contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, the Victorian Government is offering a one-off $1,500 support payment by calling 1800 675 398. You can find out more about the hardship payment here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-worker-support-payment
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open 

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms and to get tested as soon as you begin to show symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19 

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-22-july-2020
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**Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s 374 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 62 are connected to known and contained outbreaks and 312 are under investigation.

As of today, Victoria has 3147 active cases. There’s 174 people in hospital, 36 are in ICU. There’s been 3 more deaths related to the virus, women in their 80s. 90s and 100s. 

There’s been an increase of 4 case in Monash and we now have 37 active cases, 99 in total. 

15 cases of the virus have been linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave

Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 

There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:
Whitehorse – 48 (0)
Knox – 14 (+2)
Maroondah – 13 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 44 (+7)
Stonnington – 38 (+3)
Glen Eira – 18 (+1)
Boroondara – 43 (+5)
Kingston – 26 (+6)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (370), Hume (308), Melbourne (272), Brimbank (289), Moonee Valley (212) and Moreland (191)

Remember from tomorrow 11.59pm if you live within metropolitan Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, you must wear a face covering whenever you leave your home, unless an exception applies. A face covering needs to cover both your nose and mouth. It could be a face mask or shield.  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday-22-july

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-21-july-2020
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-21-july-2020
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DAILY LOCAL COVID UPDATE 

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** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Victoria recorded 275 new cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 28 are connected to known and contained outbreaks and 247 are under investigation. While there has been a slight decrease in numbers from yesterday, it’s important we remain vigilant and continue to do the right thing for ourselves, our families and our communities. 

As of today Victoria has 2,913 active cases, with total cases sitting at 5,942. 147 people are in hospital, with 31 of those ICU. Sadly there has been a further death, bringing the total death toll to 39 people in Victoria. 

There’s been an increase of 2 cases in Monash and we now have 33 active cases, 93 in total. 

**Please note, DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside** 

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides.

There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:

Whitehorse – 48 (+3)
Knox – 12 (-1)
Maroondah – 12 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 37 (+4)
Stonnington – 35 (0)
Glen Eira – 17 (0)
Boroondara – 38 (+3)
Kingston – 20 (+6)

The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (350), Hume (286), Melbourne (274), Brimbank (271), Moonee Valley (220) and Moreland (160).

As you would be aware, the Premier announced yesterday that face coverings are mandatory to wear when outside the home from 11.59pm Wednesday 22 July. There’s a $200 fine for not wearing a face covering, so do the right thing. 

There’s some reasons not to wear a face covering - a medical reason, children under 12 years, those who have a professional reason or if it’s not practical (like when running).
There’s more information here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-mandatory-for-melbourne-and-mitchell-shire/

Today, the State Government announced that 1.2 million disposable masks would be delivered across public schools this week. Independent and Catholic schools will also be provided with some masks where needed. The government has also put in an order for 1.37 million reusable masks, with schools to be one of the first to receive some of those masks in July and August. More info here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-and-masks-for-metro-schools/

Please remember that we still need to do the other things that halt the spread of the virus – washing hands, staying home as much as possible and get tested if you’ve got any symptoms.

Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued more than 500 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/

With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open

Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-20-july-2020
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s 363 new recorded cases of COVID-19 today. Of these new cases 36 are connected to known and contained outbreaks and 327 are under investigation.
 
As of today, Victoria has 2837 active cases. The total cases we’ve had in Victoria now stands at 5696. There’s 130 people in hospital, 28 are in ICU.  Sadly there’s been 3 further deaths related to the virus. 
 
There’s been an increase of 1 case in Monash and we now have 31 active cases, 89 in total. The Chief Health Officer's media release says a single case is linked to Japara Highbury aged care in Glen Waverley.
 
DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 45 (+2)
Knox – 13 (+4) 
Maroondah – 12 (+2)
Greater Dandenong – 33 (+12)
Stonnington – 35 (+2)
Glen Eira – 17 (+2)
Boroondara – 35 (+3)
Kingston – 14 (0)
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Hume (300), Wyndham (340), Melbourne (299), Brimbank (252), Moonee Valley (225) and Moreland (158). 
 
The Premier announced today that face coverings are now mandatory to wear when outside the home from 11.59pm Wednesday 22 July. There’s a $200 fine for not wearing a face covering, so do the right thing. There’s some reasons not to wear a face covering - a medical reason, children under 12 years, those who have a professional reason or if it’s not practical (like when running).
 
There’s more information here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/face-coverings-mandatory-for-melbourne-and-mitchell-shire/
 
We still need to do the other things that halt the spread of the virus – washing hands, staying home as much as possible and get tested if you’ve got any symptoms.
 
Today the government also announced more support for aged care residents and workers to stem the transmission of the virus. More info here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/support-for-aged-care-residents-and-aged-care-workers-across-victoria/
 
Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued 546 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-sunday-19-july
Collins St, Melbourne, looking east from Elizabeth to Swanston, c.1900s. Almost everything visible here in this block has since been demolished.

Interesting that in the space of two city blocks, there are 5 trams heading east and also 5 trams heading west. We used to get public transport right!

Credit: @bloodiedwombat (Twitter)
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
There’s 217 new cases of COVID-19 today. The Premier reminded us that this is not a normal weekend. Please stay home. Follow the rules, wear a mask and get tested if you have even slight symptoms.
 
Of these new cases 11 are connected to known and contained outbreaks, 1 is from hotel quarantine and 205 are under investigation. 
 
As of today, Victoria has 2608 active cases. There’s 110 people in hospital, 25 are in ICU.  Sadly there’s been 2 further deaths related to the virus. 
 
There’s been an increase of 4 cases in Monash and we now have 30 active cases. 4 of our active cases are linked to the Woolworths Distribution Centre in Mulgrave.

**DHHS does not release a specific breakdown of the suburbs where people were infected or the suburb people with COVID-19 reside**
 
DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 43 (+5)
Knox – 9 (-1) 
Maroondah – 10 (0)
Greater Dandenong – 21 (+3)
Stonnington – 33 (+1)
Glen Eira – 15 (+2)
Boroondara – 32 (+1)
Kingston – 14 (+1)
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Hume (277), Wyndham (308), Melbourne (289), Brimbank (240), Moonee Valley (234) and Moreland (137). 
 
Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued 546 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/
 
As you’ll now be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-18-july-2020
We’re snuggled up on the couch watching the Wizard of Oz!

#StayHomeSaveLives
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

There’s 428 new cases of COVID-19 today. As the Chief Health Officer said, this is disappointing and a concern. Please everyone, stay home! 

Of these new cases 57 are connected to known and contained outbreaks, 1 is from quarantine and 370 are under investigation. 
 
As of today, Victoria has 2462 active cases and a total of 5165 confirmed cases. There’s 122 people in hospital, 31 are in ICU.  Sadly there’s been 3 further deaths related to the virus. 

Thankfully there’s been no increases in cases in Monash today. We still have 26 active cases but let’s continue doing the right thing to keep these cases from growing. To date we have had 84 cases in Monash.

I know many of you are interested in whether local cases are from known clusters and/or where they originated from. Unfortunately DHHS, which is managing this pandemic and recording known cases, is not releasing this information

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 38 (+3)
Knox – 10 (+4) 
Maroondah – 10 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 18 (+8)
Stonnington – 32 (+7)
Glen Eira – 13 (+2)
Boroondara – 31 (+5)
Kingston – 13 (+2)
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Hume (299), Wyndham (265), Melbourne (264), Brimbank (238), Moonee Valley (223) and Moreland (133). 

Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued 546 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/

As you’ll now be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-17-july-2020
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today’s news that there’s 317 new cases of COVID-19 leave us in no doubt we have no room for complacency with this virus.

Of these new cases 28 are connected to known and contained outbreaks and 289 are under investigation.
 
As of today, Victoria has 2128 active cases and a total of 4750 confirmed cases. There’s 109 people in hospital, 29 are in ICU.  Sadly there’s been two further deaths related to the virus. 

Monash currently has 26 active cases - 3 more cases than yesterday. To date we have had 84 cases in Monash.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 35 (+1)
Knox – 6 (+1) 
Maroondah – 9 (+1)
Greater Dandenong – 10 (-1)
Stonnington – 25 (+4)
Glen Eira – 11 (+2)
Boroondara – 26 (+3)
Kingston – 11 (+4)
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (265), Hume (251), Melbourne (225), Moonee Valley (219), Brimbank (180), and Moreland (118). 

It was announced today that the Victorian Government will pause all Category 3 elective surgeries in Metro Melbourne, as it continues to prepare the state’s health system to protect Victorians from coronavirus. More info here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/victorian-hospitals-ready-to-fight-coronavirus/

Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued 546 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/

As you’ll now be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-thursday-16-july-2020
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Thank you to everyone in the community who is staying home as much as possible to address this current health crisis we are all facing.

Victoria has recorded 238 new cases identified overnight – 209 of these are still under investigation. There were 27,040 tests undertaken yesterday (14 July).
 
As of today, Victoria has 1931 active cases and a total of 4448 confirmed cases. There’s 20 more people in hospital from yesterday’s figure, 105 in total, and 27 are in ICU.   

Monash currently has 23 active cases. To date we have had 79 cases in Monash.

The Chief Health Officer has again stated the seriousness of this virus and that a proportion of all new cases detected each day will require hospitalisation. Stick to the rules, get tested if you have even minor symptoms and self-isolate after you’ve had a test. It’s so important.

DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 34
Knox – 5
Maroondah – 8
Greater Dandenong – 11
Stonnington – 21
Glen Eira – 9
Boroondara – 23
Kingston – 7
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Wyndham (249), Hume (235), Melbourne (209), Moonee Valley (209), Brimbank (156), and Moreland (111). 

Deliberate breaches of the Stage 3 restrictions are being taken seriously. So far Victoria Police has issued 546 fines since Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions were reintroduced. More info: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/police-cracking-down-on-deliberate-directive-breaches/

As you’ll now be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-wednesday-15-july
“It’s just like the flu”

“I’ll just nip into Chadstone with my entire family for half a day”

“Let’s go to the holiday house before lockdown; nobody will know”

“Party at my house but keep it quiet”

1500 new cases in a week

#StayHomeSaveLives
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Victoria has recorded 270 new cases identified overnight - 28 of these cases are linked to known and contained outbreaks and 242 are under investigation. There were 21,995 tests undertaken yesterday (13 July).
 
As of today, Victoria has 1803 active cases and a total of 4224 confirmed cases. At this stage, 85 Victorians are in hospital, 26 are in ICU.   

Monash currently has 21 active cases. To date we have had 76 cases in Monash.
 
DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 29
Knox – 6
Maroondah – 8
Greater Dandenong – 5
Stonnington – 20
Glen Eira – 6
Boroondara – 23
Kingston – 5
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Hume (246), Wyndham (231), Melbourne (211), Moonee Valley (195), Brimbank (153), and Moreland (97). 

The State Government announced today that public and private patients from metropolitan Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire will now be tested for coronavirus before their elective surgery and be required to self-isolate until their surgery. If a test is positive the surgery will be rescheduled, unless it is urgent. More information here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-testing-for-elective-surgery-patients/
 
Today it was also announced that a further 1000 Australian Defence Force personnel will be deployed to Victoria to support the coronavirus response. More information here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/more-australian-defence-force-personnel-to-join-victorias-coronavirus-response/

As you’ll now be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-14-july-2020
This is me 25 years ago. All the cool kids wore double denim you know!
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Victoria has recorded 177 new cases identified overnight - 25 of these cases are linked to known outbreaks, 1 is from hotel quarantine and 151 are under investigation. There were 22,943 tests undertaken yesterday (12 July).
 
As of today, Victoria has 1612 active cases with a total of 3967 cases overall. At this stage, 72 Victorians are in hospital, with 17 in intensive care.   

Monash has recorded 1 new case, bringing our total active cases to 22, at this time. To date we have had 76 cases in Monash. Today we became aware of a confirmed case from a student at Glen Waverley Secondary College. The DHHS has determined the school does not need to close and further contact tracing is not required as the infection happened before the school holidays. We continue to stay in touch with the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). 
 
DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 24
Knox – 6
Maroondah – 7
Greater Dandenong – 3
Stonnington – 18
Glen Eira – 4
Boroondara – 18
Kingston – 5
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are: Hume (222), Melbourne (217), Wyndham (209), Moonee Valley (178), Brimbank (127), and Moreland (88). 
 
Today the State Government announced young people struggling with their mental health during and after the coronavirus pandemic will be able to access targeted, personalised therapy with an innovative new program. You can find more information here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/supporting-the-mental-health-of-young-victorians/

The State Government has also released more information regarding schooling and a return to remote learning for most students in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. You can find the Premier’s media release on schooling here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/return-to-flexible-and-remote-learning/ 
 
As you may be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-13-july-2020
‪In lockdown 1.0 we taught ourselves to make these coffee scroll classics. Now that we’re in lockdown 2.0, it’s almost a tradition‬

‪Yuuuuuuuuum‬
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
As anticipated by the Chief Health Officer, Victoria has once again experienced record high numbers with 273 new cases identified overnight. 22 of these cases are linked to known outbreaks, 25 were identified through routine testing and 226 are under investigation. 
 
As of today, Victoria has 1,484 active cases with a total of 3,799 cases overall. At this stage, 562 cases may indicate community transmission. 57 Victorians are in hospital, with 16 in intensive care. 
 
Monash has recorded 2 new cases, bringing our total active cases to 21 at this time. To date we have had 75 cases in Monash. Earlier this week we became aware of a confirmed case from a staff member at Woolworths in Mount Waverley. We continue to stay in touch with the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). 
 
DHHS notes that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
There have also been some changes to cases in our neighbouring municipalities, with the updated numbers below:  
 
Whitehorse – 23
Knox – 6
Maroondah – 7
Greater Dandenong – 4
Stonnington – 15
Glen Eira – 3
Boroondara – 17
Kingston – 5
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads have seen significant increases: Melbourne (229), Hume (209), Wyndham (196), Moonee Valley (163), Brimbank (116), and Moreland (75). 
 
The State Government has also today released more information regarding schooling and a return to remote learning for most students in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. You can find the Premier’s media release on schooling here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/return-to-flexible-and-remote-learning/ 
 
As you may be aware, the State Government is now encouraging the use of masks when out in public where social distancing is not possible. While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended. You find the CHO’s advice on masks here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. You can find more information on what’s opened and closed in Monash here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/Contact/Whats-Closed-and-Whats-Open
 
Keep up to date with the Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms. You can find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-sunday-12-july
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **
 
Today has been another big day in Victoria, with 216 cases recorded overnight. 30 of these cases are linked to known outbreaks, with 186 still under investigation. Similarly high numbers are predicted by the State Government over the coming days until the Stage 3 lockdown has an effect.
 
As of today, Victoria has 1,249 active cases with a total of 3,560 cases overall. At this stage, 535 of those cases may indicate community transmission. 49 Victorians are in hospital, with 15 in intensive care. 
 
Monash has recorded 3 new cases, bringing our total active cases to 19 at this time. To date we have had 73 cases in Monash. We are aware of a confirmed case from a staff member at Mount Waverley Woolworths. 

The Department of Health & Human Services does note that residential location is the residential address provided when the case is notified – not necessarily where they were infected and may not be where the case currently resides. 
 
Looking to our neighbouring municipalities, here are the updated active case numbers:  
 
Whitehorse – 17
Knox – 5
Maroondah – 5
Greater Dandenong – 4
Stonnington – 14
Glen Eira – 3
Boroondara – 12
Kingston – 4
 
The LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are Hume (176), Melbourne (203), Wyndham (175), Brimbank (97), Moonee Valley (122) and Moreland (67). 
 
The Chief Health Officer has released advice on the use of masks, including a video on how to properly use one, on the DHHS website. You can find out more and watch it here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/cloth-masks-covid-19
 
While masks are not mandatory, they are recommended to be worn in situations where you cannot maintain social distance from others.
 
With Stage 3 restrictions in place, please remember that our playspaces, libraries, aquatic centres, outdoor fitness facilities, skate parks, bouldering walls & community basketball courts are closed. There are only four reasons to leave home this weekend: essential shopping, medical care or care giving, daily exercise or work/school. 
 
Stay up-to-date with the Stage 3 restrictions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 
 
Find a testing site near you here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19
 
The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms, but if you’re unsure whether you should get tested, you can use this self-assessment tool to help you figure it out: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-self-assessment
 
Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-11-july-2020
I’ve had a lot of feedback, queries and suggestions over the past few weeks about our new food and organics recycling program. Based on the experiences of our family after two weeks, here are some ideas and tips you might like to consider.

• If you’ve got kids, get them involved. Our two girls have been fascinated to learn what happens to their waste and which bins things go in. They’re even telling my wife off when she puts things in the wrong bin by accident.
• We have our caddy on our kitchen bench right next to the sink
• After dinner, we feed our meat leftovers to the dog
• Meat that our dog can’t eat (such as a chicken roast carcass), we put in an airtight container and then place it in the freezer instead of the caddy. We remove the container and empty it straight in the green bin just before it goes out for collection
• We haven’t had a use for any liners in the caddy, we just throw the food straight in there. Not having meat in there seems to mean no smells. If you’d prefer to use compostable liners though, make sure they meet the AS4736 standard
• We’ve got a box of bicarb soda next to the bin, just in case (bicarb is great for absorbing smells. Those of us old enough will remember that every fridge used to have a box before they got more intelligent)
• The caddy is normally full after 3-4 days and we just empty it straight in to our green bin and then wash it out with some warm soapy water and it’s like brand new
• Before we empty the caddy in to our green bin, we grab a stack of leaves from the ground and put a layer of them in the bin
• All of our used tissues are going straight in to the caddy as well

A lot of people have queried whether we should collect green bins every week instead of every second week. Personally, our red bin is now practically empty as it’s all in the green bin. We will look at our bin collection cycles once the food and organics service is in full swing and we’ve had a chance to assess what the uptake and compliance levels are like. We were keen to introduce this program with minimal changes to the existing systems in place in order to make it as easy as possible for people to understand and get used to.

All households in Ashwood, Burwood, Chadstone, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Mount Waverley, Oakleigh and Oakleigh East should have already received their caddy. If you haven’t, please call Council on 9518 3555 and we’ll send one out.

Households in Clayton, Glen Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Oakleigh South and Wheelers Hill should receive theirs in the next two weeks.

If you haven’t yet received your caddy you can still participate. Simply scrape your food scraps on to a plate or in to a bowl/container and put it straight in to your green bin.

Almost half the waste going to landfill is food or organics waste, which releases dangerous methane gases as it breaks down. Utilising this new initiative is one of the easiest ways, as an individual, you can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our impact on the environment.

The information booklet that comes with the caddy has some fantastic information and tips, and there is more information available at https://monash.vic.gov.au/food-waste

I’m still learning too, so if you've got any experiences or ideas you'd like to share, post below 👇
*** OUR PLAYGROUNDS ARE CLOSED **

April is shattered that we’ve had to close our playgrounds again, but it’s important that we do everything we can to eliminate this virus.

We’ll get through this together - stay safe!
** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today Victoria has recorded 288 new cases – the largest ever daily numbers the state has recorded. 26 of the new cases are linked to known outbreaks, with 262 still under investigation. This is not surprising, given the large amount of cases that require investigating. 37,588 tests were conducted in the state yesterday, the biggest total ever.  

The Chief Health Officer (CHO) Brett Sutton has suggested we may continue to see similarly high numbers in the coming one or two weeks until the Stage 3 lockdown has an effect. 

As of today, Victoria has 1,172 active cases with a total of 3,379 cases overall. At this stage, 509 of those cases may indicate community transmission.  

Closer to home, Monash has recorded 4 new cases, bringing our total active cases to 16 at this time. To date we have had 70 cases in Monash. Staff are continuing to remain in close contact with the Department of Health & Human Services.

Looking to our neighbouring municipalities, here are the updated active case numbers:  

Whitehorse – 15
Knox – 3
Maroondah – 4
Greater Dandenong – 3
Stonnington – 12
Glen Eira – 3
Boroondara – 12
Kingston – 3

As with yesterday, the LGAs currently with the biggest active caseloads are Hume (167), Melbourne (226), Wyndham (151), Brimbank (82), Moonee Valley (120) and Moreland (63). 

You may have heard that the State Government is now requesting people in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire to consider wearing a mask when out in public – for example when doing your supermarket shopping, where keeping your distance from others may not be possible. 

The CHO has released advice on masks, which you can read here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-metropolitan-melbourne-mitchell-shire-covid-19 

The government has emphasised that wearing a mask does not exempt you from following the other guidelines – you should still maintain your distance of 1.5metres between yourself and others and only leave your house for one of the four essential reasons: food shopping, medical care or care giving, school or work, or daily exercise. 

I know this has been a disheartening week for many of us. These are difficult and unsure times and the next six weeks won’t be easy. But I know that we can make it through this together. The important thing is to follow the guidelines, stay at home except for the four essential reasons, and get tested if you are unwell. As we head into the weekend, it’s more important than ever to stay at home and be vigilant. 

Stay up-to-date with the Stage 3 restrictions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms, but if you’re unsure whether you should get tested, you can use this self-assessment tool to help you figure it out: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-self-assessment

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-10-july-2020 

Stay safe this weekend Monash.
I emptied our normal landfill bin on Monday night. This is what is in there on Friday morning - nothing. I’m absolutely flabbergasted at how much of our landfill waste was actually food that now goes in our new food & organics caddy

Have you received your City of Monash caddy yet? (If not you can still throw your food scraps straight in to your green bin). What has been your experience so far?

More info: https://monash.vic.gov.au/food-waste
Covid-19 Update - City of Monash

** Disclaimer: This information is compiled from the daily update that Council receives from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and may be out-of-date. For the most up to date information, please visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus **

Today Victoria has recorded 165 cases with nine reclassified bringing the total for today to 156 new cases. 30 of the new cases are linked to known outbreaks, with 135 still under investigation.

Victoria is now at 932 active cases with a total of 3,098 cases overall. More than 1,030,000 tests have been processed to date. 

Monash has not recorded any new cases overnight, and our total active cases remains at 12 at this time. To date we have had 66 cases in Monash. Council staff are in contact with the Department of Health & Human Services for further advice and we will continue to keep you updated. 

Some of our neighbouring municipalities have seen slight changes in numbers, with their active cases sitting at: 

Whitehorse – 8
Knox – 3
Maroondah – 4
Greater Dandenong – 3
Stonnington – 11
Glen Eira – 2
Boroondara – 9
Kingston – 3

Currently, the LGAs with the biggest active caseloads are Hume (143), Melbourne (128), Wyndham (133), Brimbank (75), Moonee Valley (84) and Moreland (56). 

Today is the first day of Stage 3 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions and I know this will be a difficult six weeks for many of us. The important thing to remember is that while we may be physically isolated from our families and friends, we don’t have to be socially isolated from them. Reach out to them, whether it’s a text, a call, FaceTime or Zoom, it’s important to stay connected with others. 

There are now only four reasons to leave home, to ensure you can keep yourselves, your families and your community safe. You can find the updated restrictions here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 

The State Government is urging Victorians to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms, but if you’re unsure whether you should get tested, you can use this self-assessment tool to help you figure it out: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-self-assessment

Information in this update is from the Department of Health and Humans Services’ daily update: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-9-july-2020
Stoked the Corner Table is open again. Those chicken dumplings are the bomb

Pop down and #SupportLocal
In these Covid times we’ve been unable to replenish the plants in our fish tank, but today it could wait no longer. April and Zoe even picked out a new fish each which they were very happy about. It’s the simple things!
***** BREAKING NEWS *****

Council has just passed a draft budget proposing a 10% waiver of rates for the 2020/21 financial year. To the best of my knowledge, we are the only Council in the State proposing a rates waiver

The waiver applies to all 81,319 ratepayers across the municipality. We’ve been able to do this, whilst still maintaining essential services, because of years of prudent financial management

The City of Monash remains the metropolitan council with the lowest rates on a rate per assessment basis and the lowest rates for any council in the State on a per capita basis

More info here: https://www.monash.vic.gov.au/About-Us/News/Rate-relief-key-feature-of-2020-21-draft-Budget
Today we received our City of Monash food waste caddy and the girls couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s amazing how interested they are in what happens to our waste and where it ends up.

Training a new generation of planet friendly people!
We’re ready!!
Brunch at Brew Bar & Cafe in Hughesdale

#SupportLocal
Beware; upside down trucks in the area
Alleford Street, Oakleigh South.

It might just look like a normal street, but a year ago this footpath didn’t exist and people with mobility issues, and parents with prams, were forced on to the road, or to use a different street

It’s the small things!
Back at an old favourite, Temperance Society in Hughesdale. Always great food and brilliant service. Their potato rosti’s are by far the best I’ve come across. They’re always very busy and with COVID-19 restrictions there may be a bit of a wait, but it’s worth it!
Spotted in #Oakleigh recently. My kids absolutely love it. Do you have a garden you’d like to share?
After a long night at Council it was great to sit down with Cr Shane McCluskey and Cr Brian Little for dinner again at Bon Chicken and Beer in Kingsway Glen Waverley. I’ve gotta say, I’m addicted to their seafood & spring onion pancake and chicken tangsuyouk. I’ll be back with the family!
Sunday chill day 😍😍
Daddy daughter time 😍😍
There’s nothing better than a coffee and a traditional Italian biscuit. Maria at Ambrosia-Cafe in Huntingdale has you covered. There’s also nothing quite like being greeted by a friendly smile on a cold winters morning. Pop down, say hello and #SupportLocal
25 years ago, today

I was at that game and remember the emotion around the ground like it was yesterday. Sport plays such a big part in the culture of Melbourne, yet it seems almost ironic the the most treasured moments don’t involve the ball. With the world we’re living in right now, the memories of these moments in time seem even more special

RIP Teddy!
I am so proud of the way our community has galvanised together and supported each other in these challenging times. I keep coming across phenomenal stories of generosity, but this one is extra special

New Vivid Pty Ltd have donated 3458 bottles (almost $100,000 worth) of hand sanitzer to every state school that sits in the City of Monash. Each classroom will receive 1L and teachers two 50ml bottles each

An extraordinary donation from a proud Monash business looking after their local community. I've got a bottle in the car and I must say it's one of the better products I've used; it even smells great

#SupportLocal Monash Leader
This is amazing. Some people can see this and some can’t, doesn’t matter how hard they try

Hit like if you can see the animal and comment with your answer
Here’s a sneak peak on how the $25M redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre is coming along. We’re due to open later this year and can’t wait. I couldn’t be more impressed with the progress so far!
An old favourite is open for business again; ChiChiHouse Cafe in Hughesdale. Great service and brilliant coffee

(Coffee cup used for the photo only, we drank in house in a mug)

#SupportLocal
Have a great weekend everyone!

#PrincesHighwayReserve
They say you can learn a lot about a person from their bookshelf. What do you glean from this?
Goodnight Melbourne 💤

#Oakleigh
We’ve really missed heading out for brunch while lockdowns have been in place. A slight lifting of restrictions allowed The Last Piece in Mulgrave to open, and we jumped at the chance. First family outing in what seems like an eternity!
Monash Interfaith Gathering meetings, Covid-19 style
I've got sunshine
On a cloudy day
When it's cold outside
I've got the month of May

Well I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl
Someone keeps bugging me to take her to school. I wonder at what age that will change 🤔
Matchy matchy!!
In these challenging times, businesses are having to adapt to stay alive. GeorgiePorgie Kitchen in Glen Waverley are normally serving takeaway burgers, and they still are, but they’ve added a few new products to their range

One of the owners is a scientist so they’ve made their own homemade hospital grade hand sanitizer using WHO guidelines. We’ve been using it at the City of Monash offices for a number of weeks

Pop down and support your local Australian businesses
We’re not far away from completing the largest infrastructure project we’ve ever undertaken at the City of Monash. This is how the $25M redevelopment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre is shaping up.
Monash Oakleigh Community Support do fabulous work to support our community. In these challenging times, this work is even more important than ever

If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance please reach out to them. They’re located in Downing Street Oakleigh
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